Advancing an Online Project in the Assessment and Effective Teaching of Calculus

George Mason University, University of Helsinki, Florida State University, Texas A&M University, University of Helsinki

Researchers from the U.S. and from Finland are conducting ground-breaking analyses on a massive open online course (MOOC) on calculus that is based at the University of Helsinki: the World Education Portals (WEPS).  MOOCs represent a potentially revolutionary development in the design of teaching and learning environments.  This project involves several universities in the US and Finland; it is convening a variety of experts on learning, assessment, cognitive diagnostic modeling, and research methodology to: (1) advance the learning of calculus, and (2) recommend best practices on the design, deployment and analysis of this, and other, MOOCs.